Best accommodation on the KZN South Coast
Along the coast and inland, find diverse accommodation with top establishments ranging from camping & caravanning to B&Bs, holiday flats & houses; eco resorts and tree lodges; timeshares to 5-star hotels and everything in between.
Here are a selected few of the more than 500 places to stay on the KZN South Coast, as recommended by the public in the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards, many of them multi-award-winning establishments:
The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa
The serene 5-star The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa is the winner of the national Lilizela 2017 awards. Guests are invited to unwind at this immaculate lodge in the heart of the spectacular Oribi Gorge. The Gorge Private Game lodge & Spa offers unsurpassed luxury, hospitality, conference facilities and fine dining.
San Lameer Resort Hotel & Spa
South Africa’s first golf estate is a veritable jewel of the Golf Coast and celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2017. After all this time, San Lameer remains a highly sought-after eco estate on the KZN South Coast, providing exceptionally luxurious, yet responsible accommodation. The estate features an exclusive mountain bike trail, golf course, hotel, spa, bar and restaurant, fishing dams, tennis and squash courts, bowling green, swimming pools, library, clubhouse and conference facilities. Today San Lameer is situated on a 200-hectare nature conservancy surrounded by tropical vegetation and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. The Estate comprises of 622 privately owned villas, which surround the 18-hole championship golf course and exclusive hotel and spa.
Umthunzi Hotel & Conference
A contemporary luxury hotel at 3-star affordability makes Umthunzi Hotel & Conference, in Umtentweni near Port Shepstone, a favourite for families to unwind at the coast, conference organisers, as well as couples who would like to tie the knot in style. The 30° South restaurant offers lovely meals with stunning sea views.
TO Strand Beach Resort
TO Strand Beach Resort offers 4-star campsites and chalets in Leisure Bay, with plenty for the whole family to do on site from volley ball to fishing, nature or MTB trails, pools and pool kayaking and much more. The resort also has a shop, ATM and restaurant for the ultimate convenience.
Days at Sea Beach Lodge
A perfect 5-star luxury hideaway, Days at Sea Beach Lodge has 6 coastal designer suites to tantalise the senses. Relax in an unspoilt, yet artistic setting on the Trafalgar Blue Flag beach. Sea view deck massages, a fusion-style restaurant that caters for your personal preferences, and the exquisite pool make for an unforgettable experience.
Coral Tree Colony Bed & Breakfast
Coral Tree Colony Bed & Breakfast offers 6 private en-suite bedrooms in luxury accommodation that overlooks the scenic Southbroom Country Club golf course. For the discerning leisure or business traveller, Coral Tree Colony B&B plays to your needs. In the mornings, enjoy a sumptuous breakfast on the spacious veranda appreciating nature and in the evening retire to your 100% pure cotton percale linen king-sized bed, an all-round royal treat.
In Umzumbe between Hibberdene and Port Shepstone, you will find Summer Place, a family holiday gem with 4 self-catering, air conditioned beach cottages. The quiet beach offers entertainment for all the family members. Ample, secure parking and amenities are provided on site.